Pennsylvania School Officials under fire for 'racist and sexist' text messages

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

A Pennsylvania school district has found itself in the center of a scandal after the discovery of egregious "racist and sexist" text messages between a school superintendent and a top deputy, according to officials.

"The racist and sexist language expressed by the two men was sickening and obviously unacceptable," board president Neil Campbell said in a statement. "The Board followed state and federal laws and moved as expeditiously as possible while simultaneously cooperating with the District Attorney."

The men allegedly made references to students and faculty members in the graphic messages.

The Chester County District Attorney's Office became aware of the texts during an investigation of the Coatesville Area School District, Chester County DA Tom Hogan told ABCNews.com.

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